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Santi Urrutia

Santiago Urrutia

#55 HMD Motorsports

 

Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Residence: Miguelete, Uruguay
Instagram: @Santi_Urrutia
Twitter: @Santi_Urrutia
Facebook: Santiago Urrutia Oficial
Team Website: HMDMotorsports.com

 

Sponsors:

 

Uruguay Natural/BSE/ANCAP

Nationality: Uruguayan

Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Italian

Height/weight:  5’7” / 149 lbs.

Charity work: I'm an ambassador for Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation

Favorite sports: I like to play and watch soccer - my favorite team is Uruguay Club Nacional de Futbol

Talent I wish I had: To be able to fly

Local ties: I lived in Indy for two years and I can't wait to be back on month of May. One of my favorite races is Toronto – I love the street races and the people in the city, and I also have friends there

Bucket list:  Play tennis with Roger Federer

An interesting note about me:  I’m competitive in everything I do, it doesn’t matter if it is a game or not. I love the challenge and I respect the people with big talent

Racing goal: to be Indy Lights champion, NTT IndyCar Series champion and win the Indy 500

Racing heroes: Juan Pablo Montoya

Career results:

2019

  • Finished sixth in the TCR Europe Touring Car Series with two podium finishes
  • Finished third with Toyota Gazoo Racing in a Super TC2000 event in Argentina

2018

  • Finished third in his third Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season with two victories and eight podium finishes
  • Has earned 24 podiums in 51 career Indy Lights starts
  • Also captured the season-long Tilton Hard Charger award

2017

  • Missed the champion’s title by 20 points in his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign, with a late charge that saw him claim two wins, three poles and four podiums in the final four races (with a series-leading nine podiums for the season)
  • Qualified first or second in each of the final five races
  • Took home Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” honors at the season-ending awards banquet

2016

  • Finished second by a mere two points in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship chase with a surge in the second-half of the season that included four victories and top five finishes in nine of the final 10 races
  • Ended the season with a total of four wins, three second-place finishes and three pole positions including a sweep of both race victories at Mid-Ohio
  • Claimed Rookie of the Year honors

2015

  • Won the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title and BBS Rookie of the Year honors, earning a Mazda scholarship to assist in the graduation to  Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2016
  • Scored three wins, seven additional podium finishes and claimed two pole positions during his first year of racing in North America

2014

  • Competed in the European GP3 Series

2013

  • Finished fourth in the European Formula 3 series with two wins, a pole position, eight podium finishes and three fastest race laps

2012

  • Finished fourth in the 24-race Formula Abath European series with three wins, a pole position, 11 podium finishes and three fastest race laps
  • Also finished fourth in the 18-race Formula Abath Italian series, with three wins, a pole position, nine podiums and three fastest race laps

2011

  • Competed in several Formula Abath Series (Euro & Italian) events

2002-2010

  • Raced karts in Uruguay
  • Won the 2007 Apertura Championship and Closing Metropolitan Prokart
  • Won the 2008 Argentine Pre Junior Karting Championship as well as the Opening Metropolitan ProKart Championship in the Mini Junior class
  • Won the 2010 Uruguayan Karting Championship in the Master Category and the Federation Championship Master Category

2000-2002

  • Began competing in Motocross events at the age of four
  • Won the Latin American Motocross Championship for children aged 4-6